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KOFY
Dec 10, 2012 11:30am PST
deep fear of the government of belize. >> it is believed belize is not a corrupt government that it does not lie that it would not execute people, without the judicial process this is untrue. >> mcafee says he was denied asylum in guatemala, because the country is about to sign a peace treaty with belize settling a border dispute. he and his 20-year-old girlfriend are fighting extradition to belize where he's wanted for questioning about the murder of his neighbor. >>> livermore man at the center of a theft investigation says the whole thing is a misunderstanding. this security video of the incident is posted on youtube itch according to livermore police, the man -- entering the front porch of a home on walnut street and taking items lives in the same neighborhood as the victim. he admitted being the person but says he was picking up cigarette butts from an ashtray. >>> quick thinking and training saved two laundry deliver workers after their big rig got caught in power lines and went up in flames in front of the alameda county juvenile hall on fairmont drive. firefighters let the b
KOFY
Dec 6, 2012 11:30am PST
government would grant him asylum. now he will be headed back to belize where he's wanted for questioning in the november murder of his neighbor. >> you nor any of your associates shoot him? >> for what reason? he's my neighbor. >> former software mogul says he went underground because he's convinced police in belize want him dead. mcafee managed to evade authorities for weeks by wearing costumes and changing his appearance. >>> apple's ceo says the company will begin manufacturing one of is computers in the u.s. apple plan to spend more than 100 million dollars building mac computers. cook says apple has a responsibility to create jobs but didn't say where in the u.s. this manufacturing will take place. apple manufactured and assembled many products in the u.s. until the late 90s. >>> meteorologist mike nicco ahead -- >>> four storms are gone, pattern is changing, sunshine, you can see it breaking out as we look from emeryville towards san francisco, we'll talk about how warm it is going to be in the afternoons where you can expect fog the next couple of mornings and your rai
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Dec 8, 2012 11:00pm PST
campus this holiday but are collecting clothing donations and student government wants it to stop. >> during the holiday salvation army bell ringers can be seen and heard collecting donations across the bay area. no bell ringers on uc berkeley's campus but there is this. two clothing donation boxes in front of a dorm and many don't like it one bit. >> i think it's very problematic that the salvation army is presented in such a prominent way. >> student senator recently voted in favor of a campus resolution to remove the donation boxes. >> we think they should be replaced with an organization like the goodwill that doesn't discriminate based on sexual orientation. >> the university student government association believes the salvation army is antigay with a long history of discrimination. last summer an official with the charity told an australian radio show that according to scripture, gays must die. >> we have been suppliesed. i didn't know they were antigay, homophobics. >> many students support the move to ban the salvation army, but nick says no. he wants the books to stay. >>
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Dec 9, 2012 2:00am PST
government wants it to stop. >> during the holiday salvation army bell ringers can be seen and heard collecting donations across the bay area. no bell ringers on uc berkeley's campus but there is this. two clothing donation boxes in front of a dorm and many don't like it one bit. >> i think it's very problematic that the salvation army is presented in such a prominent way. >> student senator recently voted in favor of a campus resolution to remove the donation boxes. >> we think they should be replaced with an organization like the goodwill that doesn't discriminate based on sexual orientation. >> the university student government association believes the salvation army is antigay with a long history of discrimination. last summer an official with the charity told an australian radio show that according to scripture, gays must die. >> we have been suppliesed. i didn't know they were antigay, homophobics. >> many students support the move to ban the salvation army, but nick says no. he wants the books to stay. >> donating to the salvation army doesn't mean you're prejudice against gay
ABC
Dec 11, 2012 5:00pm PST
fraudulent activity. add that to the waste=qvwz and t mismanagement of state government and i think it has taxpayers crashing -- scratching their heads. >> one edd technician helped two illegally obtain $100,000 of benefits. a natural resources agency executive allowed 50,000s ndz commuting costs reimbursed. a fish and game supervisor required a farmer leasing land from the state to provide him with $5,000 in home depot gift cards. for a year a department of education employee has since resigned filled a workday posting almost 5,000 comments to stories on the sacramento bee web site. most ofpf'he hits reported to the hot line came from state worker who's care about how taxpayer money is being spent. most are good, hard working employees. >> should be good stewards of the funds and should be vigilant of that. >> groups want more uncovered. >> the day-to-day oversite of the government is not very sexy. but it's where action is. and frankly, it's where taxpayer money can be saved.÷÷d >> since the hot line was established in 1993, 526 cases have resulted in reprimand, terminations or
ABC
Dec 11, 2012 5:00am PST
fines in return the company will not be indicted on money laundering. federal government selling off rest of shares in aig that closes books on biggest bailout shares worth eight billion dollars which means the government made a profit. record number of packages in the fed, pipeline this morning after busiest shipping -- the fedex pipeline this morning after its busiest shipping day. yesterday afternoon more than 19 million packages. beyonce and pepsi have a new partnership, besides the super bowl, beyonce will appear on everything from soda chance to store displays the deal thought to be >>> good morning. brr, 5:13 live look on the embarcadero it is clear out there you can feel the cold. mike is tracking temperatures as low as mid 30s especially north and east bay valleys, rain he says will be arriving tonight. >>> neighborhood watch volunteer charged the shooting death of a florida teenager will be back in court this morning. defense attorneys will ask a judge to end the 24 hour gps monitoring of george zimmerman in the fatal shooting his lawyer wants him to be move outside the cou
ABC
Dec 6, 2012 6:00am PST
infant recliner blamed for five deaths. new action just announced by government officials. >>> catch the raiders and broncos tonight here on abc 7. larry biel and sports anchor mike shumann will tweet during the game you can follow them. you can also get updates on facebook.com/abc7news. >>> welcome back. doesn't this make you feel better about the morning commute? it won't be raining and your commute won't take three times as long. let's talk about fun. temperatures in the 50s now. as we head into the noon hour when the gates open over at the coliseum, 56°, we start to see sun break out, brighter 3:00 and 58, game time 5:20, partly cloudy and 56, 9:00 still partly cloudy, around 50°. have fun. >>> new morning, the duchess of cambridge has left a london hospital where she was being treated for acute morning sickness related to her pregnancy. this is new video of a smiling kate middleton leaving the hospital early this morning. her husband prince william by her side. both smiling politely, flowers i'm sure he got her. the royal couple's office says kate will head to kensington palac
ABC
Dec 5, 2012 5:00pm PST
all rules were complied with. >> the federal government file aid lawsuit against makers of a baby recliner blamed on the death of five people. >> it's a consumer alert. >> the complaint by the consumer products safety commission charges the new model of the nap nanny and two earlier versions of being dangerous. the portable recliner has been blamed for five deaths. two previous models recalled back in 2010. the new version is known as the chill. the commission asking for an order requiring nap nanny maker to notify the public about the product defect and offer consumers a full refund. big kaimpkz may be ahead for facebook unless users act now. the company wants to be able to share your data with businesses like instagram. wants to change the way you control who sends you messages. users being asked to vote on the change but unless 300 million people vote results will not be binding. ah, ha. you have until monday to let the company know how you feel. facebook posted a voting app on its site this, is the last chance to apply to get 25s fdz you bought a lap top or lcd television befo
ABC
Dec 6, 2012 4:30am PST
report, coming up. >> also, trouble in cairo. violence breaks out on streets why the government is turning tanks on every time someone chooses finish over cascade, it sparks a movement. because people can't keep it to themselves. look ! no ugly spots ! awesome! incredible shine. i'm switching for good. love, love, love finish! over a million people have switched to finish. visit us on facebook. >>> 4:43 on this thursday day morning. live look at highway 87 in san jose looks a little overcast, maybe fog. what is going on today raiders much -- [ inaudible ] >>> right now breaking news out of san francisco water gushing everywhere 50 feet into the air after a car crashes into a fire hydrant south of market at second and folsom. the driver is being treated on the scene. you can see a lot of police officers there. san francisco police say the driver will be taken into custody on suspicion of possible dui. if you are going to be in that area be careful of that gushing water. >>> this morning, an america's cup competitor is caution oracle team u.s.a. of spying. the italian team has filed
ABC
Dec 12, 2012 4:00pm PST
$29 million grant from the federal government. >> we were just thrilled it's a validation of the work we've been doing over the last many years. >> this district one of three in california, 16 nationwide to win race to the top funding. it will help restore library and computer services throughout the district. and the money will go towards a number of programs designed to deepen student learning, improve achievement and prepare students for success in college and beyond. >> every student will get a mini tablet. teachers will get tablets and lap tops. cameras will get document cameras. and k-5 will get one tablet for every two students. >> the teachers association had to agree to federal requirement that's link test scores to teacher improvements. >> the union is not agreed to use test scores as a highering and firing tool. >> absolutely. we've not agreed to use test scores to evaluate teacher performance whachl we've done is decided to use test scores to help evaluate effectiveness of what is going on in the classroom and help teachers gauge what they need to improve on for their
ABC
Dec 9, 2012 11:00pm PST
, abc news, the white house. >> the federal government is already planning for the possibility of cuts. the white house has ordered the military to plan on slashing $500 billion from the budget over the next 10 years. federal funding for schools would be cut 8.2%ment some ideas to be considered include eliminating the tax deduction for charitable contributions and not allowing the homeowners to write off mortgage payments. >>> people spent the day digging out from the first big snowfall to hit the area. this video from fargo, north dakota shows snow falling at the rate of an inch an hour. several inches of snow fell across the dakotas and minnesota and wisconsin. that kept road crews busy plowing streets and keeping traffic moving. >> the first few shifts are hard, but you get into a routine and you get used to it and it is just the way it is. >> these minnesota vickings fans braved blizzard-like conditions and tailgated before the snow fell against the chicago bears. the fans warmed up once it started. that's because they played their home game in the metrodome. >>> a north oakla
ABC
Dec 4, 2012 4:00pm PST
took the challenge by one of his twitter followers asking for an exchange about the role government should play in school food programs. we'll see how they do. >> it's been less than 24 hours since duke and duchess of cambridge announced they're expecting a baby. already speculation on the baby's sex, and name. >> the heir to the british thrown was back at the hospital today here in london, worrying over another heir. a baby. and his very ill wife, the duchess of cambridge. 18 months after they were married the couple expecting their first child but thing dz not go as planned. kate is very early in her pregnancy. because she's so ill, and rb spending days in the hospital, the couple felt they had to tell the world. she has is called hyper emisies gravidarum. >> this is unstoppable throwing up, you can't hold any fluids or food down, some cases hospitalization is require ootd news sent off a frenzy, consuming not just british media but world media. >> speculation now turns to the baby's sex and name. >> we think it's going to be a girl and if it is going to be a girl elizabeth is the
ABC
Dec 8, 2012 6:00am PST
government money. private wealth advisor said it can make sense to get more bang for your donation buck. that would help charities this year, but people may be less generous in years to come. >> people who would like to donate, some had this year and potentially some this year, may try to double up and donate more this year. >> but the uncertain financial future is also causing fear. >> and many people are afraid to make any move, so then there's paralysis, because if you don't know what's coming, you are try to say as liquid as you can, you try to hold on to what you have, and you are not as willing to donate or spend in general. >> saint anthony's is seeing this as well. >> some of the people who have traditionally given us end of year stock donations, we are seeing about half of those coming through. >> the saint anthony's is optimistic their donors will come through by the new year. >> their donations really seem to come from the heart, out of a sense of compassion. >> he agrees. he said wealthy people may donate less if it benefits them less but he thinks overall people donate
ABC
Dec 10, 2012 11:00am PST
message at a guatemalan detention center and repeated his deep fear of the government of belize. >> it is believed belize is not a corrupt government that it does not lie that it would not execute people, without the judicial process this is untrue. >> mcafee says he was denied asylum in guatemala, because the country is about to sign a peace treaty with belize settling a border dispute. he and his 20-year-old girlfriend are fighting extradition to belize where he's wanted for questioning about the murder of his neighbor. >>> livermore man at the center of a theft investigation says the whole thing is a misunderstanding. this security video of the incident is posted on youtube itch according to livermore police, the man -- entering the front porch of a home on walnut street and taking items lives in the same neighborhood as the victim. he admitted being the person but says he was picking up cigarette butts from an ashtray. >>> quick thinking and training saved two laundry deliver workers after their big rig got caught in power lines and went up in flames in front of the alameda county
ABC
Dec 13, 2012 4:30am PST
evidence about the corruption. >> reporter: mcafee has long blogged about police and government corruption in belize he says that is the reason he does not want to talk on their turf. he has not been charged with any crime and multiple agencies in the u.s. say there is no active arrest warrant. as to his state of mind passengers on his plane say he seemed calm. he told reporters at the hotel he no idea why he was in miami. he said he was looking forward to having fast food and sushi. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> fire them what the governor told caltrans to do with a private firm. caltrans agreed to spend 9.8 million dollars to bring in outside pr people. governor's office was embarrassed because the high cost would look improper give the -- given the state's financial woes. >>> 4:47. two weather events this morning one is the chilly temperatures the other the king tides. >>> >> absolutely, 10:30 this morning, 11:30 tomorrow morning if you park in the bottom part of our parking deck, like i do, keep an eye on that. we've seen the affects here in our parking lot we saw other pic
ABC
Dec 9, 2012 11:35pm EST
big stories in the business of government, such as sequestration, cyber security, -- year several stories you may have missed. alan gross, a federal contractor, has been sitting in a jail cell since december 2009 for setting up internet a woman while working on a program. he filed a $60 million lawsuit against his employer and the u.s. government, claiming he was never told of the risks he faced. china's contractors have seen strong growth for european and latin american governments. the international contract association claims growth may slow in 2013 as the economy's deterioration in these countries. the american society of civil engineers recently released a study pointing out the dangers of the government under funds be needed infrastructure improvement in our air land, and see. no doubt this will be a topic at the upcoming government conference in which i am a part of. the storie ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] the machines are on the move. they're curious. because they've heard that there are new machines -- brilliant ones -- and they're coming to see for themselves. machines wit
ABC
Dec 10, 2012 5:00am PST
to a hospital in south africa saturday for unspecified reasons. government officials have said the 94-year-old icon is comfortable and undergoing tests. mandela spent 27 years in prison for fighting racist white rule. he became south africa's first black president in 1994 and served one five year turn he has since retired from public life. >>> illness forcing secretary of state clinton she is fighting a symptom virus. her trip will involve -- a symptom virus. her trip will involve -- >>> new government report says there are fewer homeless vets in u.s. according to house and urban development, percentage of homeless veterans dropped by 7% in 2011. hud says the number of available beds in shelters and long term housing have increased over the past five years. helping the numbers go down advocates welcome the new figures but there's still a long way to go. >>> coming up, the gift a lot of drivers across the country are getting at the pumps. >>> meet the bear cubs that are quickly becoming a hit on the internet. how you can get in on their antics, live. >>> good morning. 5:24. look fro
ABC
Dec 13, 2012 5:00am PST
. attorneys for the city of oakland filed papers on behalf of the center. claiming the federal government said in a patent filing that cannibus compounds are useful in the treatment of some diseases. oakland receives 1.4 million per year intacts from licensed dispensaries. >>> wyche -- we've had fatal accident on san mateo bridge. let's find out the latest on that >>> hoping to have it cleared by 5:30 right now on the western portion on the right of your screen. blocking the right lane suv and car involved. unfortunately, it turned out to be a fatal accident. not seeing much slowing until you get past the scene, speeds are at the limit along the flat section into the highrise, eto for this will be 5:30 this morning it speeds at the limit at this time as you travel westbound on the san mateo bridge. bay bridge toll no problems, few cars headed into san francisco westbound no problems upper deck from the incline, cantilever section into san francisco. eastbound and westbound 237 rams closed until 6:00 due to roadwork not seeing slowing detour in place closure right lane eastbound 4 loveridg
ABC
Dec 13, 2012 1:05am PST
me. >> if you read my blog for seven months i have been speaking out against the government openly, angrily. i am a thorn in their side and they want to shut me up. now they can't shut me up. >> it is unclear what if anything will happen now that he is in the states. the u.s. attorney's office and marshals office does not know what will happen. >>> a murder pluses with justin bieber was foiled when they tuck a wrong person. dana martin a convicted killer imprisoned in new mexico. martin has an image of bieber on his leg and plotted to kill him after his attempts to contact the singer failed. his so-called hit men were on the way to new york to kill bieber when they missed their exit. they were stopped by border patrol agents in canada. >>> an offensive restaurant raw seat may result in a lawsuit. three women were outraged after discovering the words "fat girls" at the top of their check. the restaurant's bartender typed it in to help identify the table. the women say they now have an attorney and are considering a suit. legal experts say it may be a tough case to win because being
ABC
Dec 7, 2012 5:00pm PST
. >> the government's monthly jobs report better than expected last month, showing the economy added 146,000 new jobs in november. bringing unemployment rate to 7.7 prgs, that is lowest in four years. california farmers want to hire more, but can't knlt. a report shows 61% reported having a shortage of workers on the farm. waits worse for farmer growsing labor intensive crops like vegetables and crop crops -- grapes. 71% said they're short on employees. the pew report says the number of unauthorized immigrants commonly known to worng farms remained constant over three years. >> pilots at american airlines approved a new labor contract. the union addressed -- announced results today saying 74% of the pilots voted to ratify the contract. pilots will pay pay raises and own 13% of the parent company, likely clearing the way with a merger with u.s. airway autos san francisco school officials invited america's toughest p1Ñ wria letter after denying them a chance to speak to their class in person. the sheriff happens to be in san francisco for a conference. he received a bundle of letters
ABC
Dec 12, 2012 11:00pm PST
. >> if you read my blog for seven months i have been speaking out against the government openly, angrily. i am a thorn in their side and they want to shut me up. now they can't shut me up. >> it is unclear what if anything will happen now that he is in the states. the u.s. attorney's office and marshals office does not know what will happen. >>> a murder pluses with justin bieber was foiled when they tuck a wrong person. dana martin a convicted killer imprisoned in new mexico. martin has an image of bieber on his leg and plotted to kill him after his attempts to contact the singer failed. his so-called hit men were on the way to new york to kill bieber when they missed their exit. they were stopped by border patrol agents in canada. >>> an offensive restaurant raw seat may result in a lawsuit. three women were outraged after discovering the words "fat girls" at the top of their check. the restaurant's bartender typed it in to help identify the table. the women say they now have an attorney and are considering a suit. legal experts say it may be a tough case to win because being
ABC
Dec 9, 2012 5:00pm PST
government is planning for the possibility of cuts. the white house ordered the military to plan on slashing 500 billion from the military, and funding for schools well be cut 8.2%. some outside a void the cliff including eliminating the tax deduction for charitable donations and home owners will not be able to deduct their interest, and this area, nobe. north oakland, berkeley and emeryville. >> one business owner says the name nobe may be young and new and fresh but the old name is fine. residents would like this area to remain the golden gate district of north oakland. >> amelia has lived in the north oakland house for 30 years. >> this is a long-standing north oakland community being swallowed up by real estate agents. reporter: she does not like the idea that real estate agents and brokers are selling her neighborhood as nobe. north oakland, berkeley, and emeryville, she says it's a plan to sanitize the year and boast prices. >> we're being a pawn right now in this game of real estate prices and people wanting to think of oakland as only the bad news they see at shootings. >> f
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Dec 7, 2012 11:00pm PST
deduction for chair writ believe a giving would be cut saving the government money. private wealth advisor says it can make sense to get more bang for your donation buck. it would help charities this year, but people may be less generous in years to come. >> people who would like to donate some this year and potentially some next year may try to double up and donate more this year. >> but the uncertain financial future is also causing fear. >> and many people are afraid to make any move, so then there is paralysis because if you don't know what is coming and you try to stay as liquid as you can. we try to hold on to what we have. you are not as willing to donate or spend in general. >> st. anthony's is seeing this as well. >> some of the people who traditionally have given us end of year stock donations. we are seeing about half of those coming through. joy st. anthony's -- >> st. anthony's is optimistic their donors will come through. >> it is thr is a real sense of compassion. >> and he agrees. he says some wealthy people may donate less if it benefits them less. he thinks overal
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Dec 8, 2012 1:05am PST
be cut saving the government money. private wealth advisor says it can make sense to get more bang for your donation buck. it would help charities this year, but people may be less generous in years to come. >> people who would like to donate some this year and potentially some next year may try to double up and donate more this year. >> but the uncertain financial future is also causing fear. >> and many people are afraid to make any move, so then there is paralysis because if you don't know what is coming and you try to stay as liquid as you can. we try to hold on to what we have. you are not as willing to donate or spend in general. >> st. anthony's is seeing this as well. >> some of the people who traditionally have given us end of year stock donations. we are seeing about half of those coming through. joy st. anthony's -- >> st. anthony's is optimistic their donors will come through. >> it is thr is a real sense of compassion. >> and he he say he says some wealthy people may donate less if it benefits them less. he thinks overall people donate because they want to help. the ta
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Dec 11, 2012 6:00pm PST
of california turns around and says we're going to ignore the federal law. the federal government doesn't seem to be doing anything about it. >> some people feel if anyone didn't go through the proper ses they don't belong here. it's a political view. i can't do anything about that. these are talented people. in the current era with all of the challenges we have in california we cannot afford to waste this kind of talent. >> one undocumented student taking that to heart. >> education is only way to help my family, myself, and to, you know contribute back to the society. >> again, about 200 students will benefit. it will cover only a portion of the fees, about $5,000. >> thank you. >> we're going to check live doppler 7 again in just a few minutes. >> the high tech features promising to make 49ers new stadium a state of the >>> 49er as noungsed a new partnership with sony. yes. sony will help a w.a partnership that will pull fans off the coach. >> what sony floonz bring to the party. >> 49ers said the stadium would offer the latest in high tech innovation, sony will help bring that
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Dec 5, 2012 6:00am PST
expected jobs they blame hurricane sandy for part of that decline. we'll see what the government has to say in a couple of days. stocks holding on to positive, -- [ unintelligible ] facebook is one of the stocks we are watching trading slightly higher stocks getting extra attention getting added to the nasdaq 100 index next week that could help facebook. have you been in better spirits lately? sales of alcoholic drinks at restaurants saw a 5% jump. researchers say booze-buying is on track to go up this year and next. according to consumers part of the increase has to do with food and drink pairings that we are seeing at so many restaurants, beer dinners and tequila tastings. i'm sure you see that every morning, right? i'm jane king, at the new york stock exchange. >>> we are on the storm watch this morning, we have live team coverage we start with mike and a look at where the rain is now. >>> heavy just about everywhere that's the problem with this morning, all of us except for south bay and extreme north bay getting dealt with a blow of moderate to heavy rain at times here's the embarc
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Dec 8, 2012 5:00am PST
concerned that the tax deductions for charitable giving would be cut next year, saving the government money. private wealth advisor said it can make sense to get nor bang for your donation buck. that would help charities this year but people may be less generous in years to come. >> people who would like to donate, some had this year and potentially some this year, may try to double up and donate more this year. >> but the uncertain financial future is also causing fear. >> and many people are afraid to make any move, so then there's paralysis, because if you don't know what's coming, you are try to say as liquid as you can, you try to hold on to what you have, and you are not as willing to donate or spend in general. >> saint anthony's is seeing this as well. >> some of the people who have traditionally given us end of year stock donations, we are seeing about half of those coming through. >> the saint anthony's is optimistic their donors will come through by the new year. >> their donations really seem to come from the heart, out of a sense of compassion. >> he agrees. he said wealt
ABC
Dec 9, 2012 9:00am PST
privately owned so local government agencies were refusing to remove the decomposing carcass. yesterday the local homeowner's association hired a tugboat to tow the whale will 20 miles from shore. up next, a story you will only see on abc7 news. the new mobile app that could mac your search for parking a bit easier, just in time for your holiday shopping. and here's a live look from our roof cam showing you the embarcadero. people out and about this morning. a delightful day in store. lisa argen will have your forecast in just a few minutes. ♪ i'd like to thank eating right, whole grain, multigrain cheerios! my bowl, my spoons! mom, are those my jeans? [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't. multigrain cheerios has whole grain and 110 delicious calories. ...more grains. less you! multigrain cheerios in multi-grain cheerios peanut butter. >> welcome back, everyone. finding a parking spot in downtown san mateo could now be a little easier if you download a new free smartphone app. abc7 news reporter jonathan bloom has more on how
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Dec 9, 2012 5:00am PST
up monday on a beach in malibu. the beach was privately owned so the local government agencies refused to remove the decomposing dark cuss so yesterday the local homeowners associate hired a tugboat to tow the whale about 20 miles from shore. >>> coming up next, a story you will only see on abc7 news. the new mobile app that could make your search for parking easier just in time for your holiday parking. and here's a live look from our emeryville cam looking toward the city. the gorgeous weather that we've been enjoying lately will continue, at least for the first half of the week. lisa argen will have your forecast in just a few minutes. >> welcome back, everyone. it's 5:39 on this early sunday morning. thank you for waking up early birds and joining the abc7 sunday morning news. this is a live look from our camera in san jose. in that city, 50 and cloudy right now. it's going to climb up to 65 and be sunny a little later on. finding a parking spot in downtown san mateo could now be a little easier if you download a new free smartphone app. abc7 news reporter jonathan bloom ha
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Dec 8, 2012 8:00am PST
government money. george says it can make sense to get more bang for your buck. that would help charities this year but people may be less generous in years to come. >> people who would like to donate some this year and potentially some next year may try to double up and donate more this year. >> reporter: but the uncertain future is causing fear. >> many people are afraid to make any move so there is patrol system because you don't know what is coming -- paralysis you try to hold on what you have and not as willing to donate or spend in general. >> reporter: st. anthony's is seeing this, as well. >> some of the people have given us end of the year stock donations, we're seeing about half of those coming through. >> reporter: they are optimistic the donors will come through by the new year. >> their donations come out of their heart. >> very wealthy people may donate but some people want to help and tax zuax bonus. >> coming up next, outrage from around the world, crank call that had will the royals laughing takes a tragic turn. a oakland church group, how their shock turned to
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Dec 9, 2012 6:00am PST
government agencies refused to remove the decomposing carcass so yesterday the local homeowners association hired a tugboat to tow the whale about 20 miles from shore. >>> coming up next, a story you will only see on abc7 news. the new mobile app that could make your search for parking easier just in time for your holiday shopping. and here's a live look from our sutro cam. what a difference a week makes from rainy and windy to dry and calm today. lisa argen will have >> welcome back, it's 6:39 this sunday morning. how are you this morning? thanks for waking up and joining us on the abc7 sunday morning news. here's a look from the roof cam showing the embark dara and the bridge. the weather today will not interfere with your plans today. it will be sunny and dry, but change are coming. lisa argen is busy in the weather center. she will be along with a full accuweather forecast. finding a parking spot in downtown san mateo could now be a little easier if you download a new free smartphone app. abc7 news reporter jonathan bloom has more on how some bay area cities are teaming up w
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Dec 4, 2012 6:00pm PST
letter he and the city government showing their naked protests two weeks ago. they accuse the board president of violating the b and of sensorship for calling a recess when commotion broke out that. led cameras ras to stop rolling. the da says protestors need to contact the ethics commission for a review. >> thank you. >> just ahead another big decision in san francisco today that will affect thousands of kids. >> find out what the muni plans to go ahead. >> a north bay man's plan to keep his oyster farm over. >> efforts >>> low income children in san francisco will be soon able to ride muni for free. the decision after more than a year of debate. abc 7 news reporter was at the transportation agency board of directors meeting and joins us now to explain the pilot program. >> and the program will make muni free to children of low income san francisco families. and only working for next year but it's been a long, two year battle to get to this point. >> families have been fighting for two years for this moment. the board of directors this afternoon voted to aloe indicate $1.6 million
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Dec 10, 2012 6:00pm PST
and democratic members of congress to hold firm against atemtss to cut government spending in social security and medicare. the message for move on progressives cut the tax cuts for the wealthyest americans, and do not cut social security and medicare benefits. >> we have to make sure we tax the rich. people making over $200,000, people over 200,000 a year should be able to pay more to get ous out of this economic mess wall street has done. >> 50 people gathered outside of the ssa office in oakland. among them, oakland congressman barbara lee. >> i'm going back to washington, d.c. tomorrow. to continue to fight the good fight. you have a resistance movement. >> lee says resist cuts. and medicare and social security hang on to 40% of what the government spends. >> we have to raise the revenue from areas where we know there is ways to be having some savings. >> lie could not name a single program. members vowed to call speaker of the house to tell him no cuts to services. >> when president says i want to balance the budget does he say no cuts? >> i think he is saying he won't cu
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Dec 10, 2012 4:00pm PST
% of what the government spends. >> so you'reeplsÑ talking 40% of the budget taking off the table.lbe)l >> 40%. yes. it's important to recognize that we can put revenue on the table. we have to raise the revenue from areas where we know that there are ways to be where we can really have significant savings. >> waste, fraud, abuse said lee but don't think about cutting social security or medicare, even for the wealthy. members vowed to call on speaker of the house john boehner to tell him, no cuts to services. >> when the president says i want to balance the budget is he saying i want no cuts to 40% of the budget? >> no. he's saying he won't cut services. >> that is what they are saying. rich johnson went to one in oakland at 68 he's retired. >> i worked for 50 years. people put part of the income into social social ti. they should get the benefit of it. >> you would think with government spending and tax increases, you'd be hearing from the tea party that. is their red meat but there have been no counter rallies. nothing from the tea party. i called members from around the bay area as
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Dec 9, 2012 6:00pm PST
. everybody inside the car government out safely about the collision. the caltrain was headed northbound into downtown san francisco when then incident happened. >> the union city woman convicted of killing nursing student michelle le is scheduled for sentencing tomorrow. state law requires her to spend a minimum of 25 years in prison after an al immediate a county jury convicted her of first degree murder in october. properties say she killed ln a jealous rage. >> two recent oakland homicide vices are being railroad. 16-year-old bobby sartane and 16-year-old racquel were shot and killed thanksgiving weekend. there -- police are still investigating the case. >> a house fire in hayward was quickly extinguished this morning. it took crews an hour to put out the fire. a family that lived there had recently moved out. there's no indication the five-was suspicious. >> falling off the fiscal cliff and what it could mean for your money and what you eat. >> and gearing up for the biggest day of the year. what's ahead if you're expecting a package this week. >> i'm meteorologist sandy patel. to r
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Dec 5, 2012 5:00am PST
millions because by 2014 it may be cheaper to pay government fines under the new law. the study indicates the majority will continue to offer health care to lure and retain employees. meat lovers, steak prices a go higher. ranchers move to rebuild herds after thinning them out during this year's drought. verizon's patent request for a dvr that can hear and see what you are up to at home. the system would allow verizon to send ads taylored to customers' -- taylored to customers' interest. comcast up to something similar a the new york stock exchange i'm jane king. >>> if you see a purse or shopping bag unattended at the mall, do the right thing. police in manchester, new hampshire set up an unusual sting to make sure shoppers stay honest. they've been leaving a cash-filled purse and bag with dvd player outside stores to see finders return them, which is the law there. officers say most had been returning the ups. the few who didn't were arrested after putting their finds in their cars. >> law to be a good person. >> i set up a trap like that for my kids with candy, i won't name n
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Dec 6, 2012 5:00am PST
week. government issues new warning about reverse mortgages that give seniors immediate cash payment in exchange for future equity. today the obama administration will recommend seniors be careful before signing one. new starbucks likely coming to a neighborhood near you, planning to open 1500 more cafes over the next five years, averaging two ♪ we were skipping stones and letting go ♪ ♪ over the river and down the road ♪ [ female announcer ] at nature valley, we know nature comes together in amazing ways. that's why we bring together natural ingredients, like dark chocolate with toasted oats, or sweet golden honey. perfect combinations of nature's delicious ingredients, from nature valley. ♪ ♪ i was thinking that i hope this never ends ♪ [ female announcer ] nature valley granola bars, nature at its most delicious. >>> good morning. 5:14. live look san francisco looking across the bay into oakland and east bay, something is happening in the east bay. yes! the raiders game! [ laughing ] >> that was too easy. >> hosting the broncos and peyton manning. >> should be a good
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Dec 6, 2012 11:00am PST
hoping the guatemalan government would grant him asylum. now he will be headed back to belize where he's wanted for questioning in the november murder of his neighbor. >> you nor any of your associates shoot him? >> for what reason? he's my neighbor. >> former software mogul says he went underground because he's convinced police in belize want him dead. mcafee managed to evade authorities for weeks by wearing costumes and changing his appearance. >>> apple's ceo says the company will begin manufacturing one of is computers in the u.s. apple plan to spend more than 100 million dollars building mac computers. cook says apple has a responsibility to create jobs but didn't say where in the u.s. this manufacturing will take place. apple manufactured and assembled many products in the u.s. until the late 90s. >>> meteorologist mike nicco ahead -- >>> four storms are gone, pattern is changing, sunshine, you can see it breaking out as we look from emeryville towards san francisco, we'll talk about how warm it is going to be in the afternoons where you can expect fog the next couple of mornings a
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Dec 4, 2012 5:00pm PST
one taken into custody for resisting arest and interfering with government business. this law will not take affect until february to give opponents a chance to be heard in federal court. they say a ban on being naked in city streets, sidewalks and plaz yaz violates their civil rights. >> this is just going that way, it's a crush to my generation. >> it's been a issue in the castro and elsewhere. and after two years, i am trying to avoid dealing with it. i felt, i had to deal witness. i stand by this legislation. i'm happy to see it pass. and to move on to other thing autos seven people detained one woman put in a van, taken into custody for resisting arest. let me tell but a little oddity here at city hall with this vote. the first tinl around a couple weeksing ayork waits 6.5, today, 7-4 looked like scott weiner picked up support but the supervisor says no. i was just distracted and i accidentally voted in favor of the ban. she asked for the vote retaken it was, again, 6-5 in favor of banning public nudity. >> this led to an arrest of a san francisco blogger who sent a picture of
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Dec 13, 2012 6:00am PST
papers on behalf of the harborside health center. the city attorneys claim federal government said in a patent filing that cannibus compounds are useful in the treatment of some disease oakland gets 1.4 million per year in taxes from dispensaries. >>> founder of mcafee is back in the u.s.. katie marzullo is live with more. >> reporter: he's not only speaking out he's spilling his guts. he sat down with matt gutman and dropped some bombshells. in his hotel room showing off a stack of cash he says a stranger dropped it off for him. he says he's broke that he lost 20 million dollars. several people have posted on7n his blog that they want to send him money. mcafee admits his crazy act was a ploy part of a plan if get out of belize alive. >> millionaire madman on the run. [ bleep ] you paid attention to the story. >> because you acted like a madman? >> i did and it worked. >> reporter: he landed in florida last night with guatemalan authorities deported because he snuck into the country illegally from belize. authorities in belize want to talk to him about the murder of his neighbor who
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Dec 7, 2012 5:00am PST
this morning, campaign finance filing with the government show the cost of the 12 presidential race hit two billion dollars. 86 million raised by mitt romney in the final weeks of the campaign boosted the total over the record mark. [ unintelligible ] >>> controversy on the uc merced campus where student organization hosted a sex toy event. the group gets $66,000 each year from student fees. the sex toy seminar promoted on facebook critics argued it was a waste of money. the organizer says the event served an important purpose. >> a lot of things students don't know about toys safety measures they should take before hand. >> when it comes to funding the, c seems to ask for me. when money is -- money is spent on things like this maybe they are not thinking. >> university spokesperson says an administrator oversees the group and can prevent any programs considered inappropriate. >>> popular fashion retailer h & m is offering to recycle your old clothes beginning february, from any brand in any condition and give you vouchers for future h & m purchases, as much as 95% of clothes could
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Dec 10, 2012 2:00am PST
both being very quiet. david curly, abc news, the white house. >> the federal government is already planning for the possibility of cuts. the white house has ordered the military to plan on slashing $500 billion from the budget over the next 10 years. federal funding for schools would be cut 8.2%ment some ideas incle considered include eliminating the tax deduction for charitable contributions and not allowing the homeowners to write off mortgage payments. >>> people spent the day digging out from the first big snowfall to hit the area. this video from fargo, north dakota shows snow falling at the rate of an inch an hour. several inches of snow fell across the dakotas and minnesota and wisconsin. that kept road crews busy plowing streets and keeping traffic moving. >> the first few shifts are hard, but you get into a routine and you get used to it and it is just the way it is. >> these minnesota vickings fans braved blizzard-like conditions and tailgated before the snow fell against the chicago bears. the fans warmed up once it started. that's because they played their home game in
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Dec 5, 2012 4:00pm PST
pay more money to the federal government without raising rates. >> republicans want to increase the eligibility age for medicare lower a cost of living. president obama's plan raising taxes but medicare and social security will be largely spared. the budget cuts. we're getting an idea about possible long term impact tax increases voter as proved in proposition 30 could have on state economy. abc 7 news joins us live now with the story. nannette? >> well, higher taxes are not expected to be a major hit to the economy. if you're looking for a job it's hard to hear about a possible slow down in highering. governor brown got voters last month to approve proposition 30. a temporary income tax increase and a boos0qz the sales tax to save public schools. but a new anderson forecast called it a double edged sword because that will have a slight drag on the committee, slowing california growth. >> republicans have been saying that sometime. it change behaviors. it's dampening economic recovery. >> the forecast estimates payroll growth hovering between 1% and 2% in next two years. it predicts
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Dec 10, 2012 9:00pm PST
programs but medicare and social security they have 40 percent of what the government spend so i asked her where would she been willing to cut. >> we have to raise the revenue from area where is we know that there is waste fraud abuse and where we can have some significant savings. >>reporter: lee promised to cut waste fraud and abuse but couldn't name a single program other than military spend wling is he would make the cut. in palo alto move on members vow to call bain tore tell him no cuts to services. >> when the president says i want a balance approach is he saying i want no cuts to 40 percent of the budget. >> no. i think he is saying that he won't cut services. >>reporter: that is certainly what they are saying at these rally. johnson went to the one in oakland. at 68 he's retired and he says would he like to stay that wait a minute i have worked for 50 years and people have worked for 25, 30, 50 years and put their part of the income that social security under the social contract they should get the benefit of it. >>reporter: we have not seen today is any sort of counter
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Dec 4, 2012 9:00pm PST
walk out doors sometimes doesn't mean that we surrender the right to make sure that the government doesn't collect and stock pile detailed personalize information about our whereabouts. >>reporter: inexpensive system with camera is different than a sheriff helicopter precisely because of the low cost. aclu fears affordability will lead to abuse. but are we already there? for few hundred dollars you can buy your own camera equipped uav. as for low cost camera keeping track of us they are with everywhere. building street lights stores and everyone on the street has one of these. >> it's undeniably true technology has dramatically change the world we live in doesn't mean we have to surrender our brave situation rates going in and out public. >>reporter: aclu and others calling on the soups to put the issue up for discussion and debate. and today the supervisors agreed. even the sheriff agreed even before the issue came on the agenda he asked to have the purchase put up for discussion at public protection committee hearing. >> meeting set for the future and hopefully in the near future
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Dec 13, 2012 12:00am PST
the government openly, angrily. i am a thorn in their side and they want to shut me up. now they can't shut me up. >> it is unclear what if anything will happen now that he is in the states. the u.s. attorney's office and marshals office does not know what will happen. >>> a murder pluses with justin bieber was foiled when they tuck a wrong person. dana martin a convicted killer imprisoned in new mexico. martin has an image of bieber on his leg and plotted to kill him after his attempts to contact the singer failed. his so-called hit men were on the way to new york to kill bieber when they missed their exit. they were stopped by border patrol agents in canada. >>> an offensive restaurant raw seat may result in a lawsuit. three women were outraged after discovering the words "fat girls" at the top of their check. the restaurant's bartender typed it in to help identify the table. the women say they now have an attorney and are considering a suit. legal experts say it may be a tough case to win because being over wait is not a constitutionally protected status. >>> check your iphone
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Dec 8, 2012 12:00am PST
writ believe a giving would be cut saving the government money. private wealth advisor says it can make sense to get more bang for your donation buck. it would help charities this year, but people may be less generous in years to come. >> people who would like to donate some this year and potentially some next year may try to double up and donate more this year. >> but the uncertain financial future is also causing fear. >> and many people are afraid to make any move, so then there is paralysis because if you don't know what is coming and you try to stay as liquid as you can. we try to hold on to what we have. you are not as willing to donate or spend in general. >> st. anthony's is seeing this as well. >> some of the people who traditionally have given us end of year stock donations. we are seeing about half of those coming through. joy st. anthony's -- >> st. anthony's is optimistic their donors will come through. >> it is thr is a real sense of compassion. >> and he agrees. he says some wealthy people may donate less if it benefits them less. he thinks overall people donate beca
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Dec 11, 2012 9:00pm PST
abject fraudulent activity. you add that to the waste and just the mismanagement of state government and i think it has taxpayers scratching their heads why don't we have more accountability? >>reporter: auditors also found an edd tech figures who is now in prison helped 2 accomplice illegally obtain nearly 100,000 dollars of unemployment benefits. natural resource agency executive allowed nearly 50,000 dollars in commuting cost to be reimbursed. fish and game supervisor required a farmer leasing land from the state to provide him with 5000 dollars in home depot gift cards. for more than a year a deputy of education employee who has since resigned filled his work take by posting almost 5000 comments to stories on the sacramento bee web site. most 7000 tips reported to the whistle blower had the line came from state workers who care about how taxpayer money is being spent. most are good, hard working employees. >> we should be good steward of the funds that are being used for our services and we should be vigilant of that. >>reporter: taxpayer group want more uncovered. >> day-to-day
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Dec 12, 2012 9:00pm PST
where the government fired scud missiles at rebels in a significant eggs escalation of the two-year war. syria says five people died in a bombing attack on the ministry's headquarters in damascus. rebels fighting to overthrow assad have been moving closer to the capital. all of this comes as more than a hundred countries including the united states recognize the rebels as the legitimate representative of syria. this move opens the way to greater humanitarian assistance and possibly even military aide to the forces fighting assad. >>> israel's ambassador to denmark is telling jews not to wear religious symbols in copenhagen in rising anti-sentiment. there has been serious attacks on israeli embassy and several incidents in the neighborhood of a synagogue. >> we are learning that the plane top superstar jenni rivera plunged 28,000 feet and hit the ground in a nosedive. the crash killed her and six other people aboard their lear jet on sunday in northern mexico. plane hit the ground about a mile from where it had begun plummeting. it fell at a 45 degree angle. >> a san jose family is t
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Dec 5, 2012 9:00pm PST
recurrence by 25%. >>> the government is sounding the alarm about something that affects millions of openeder americans, reverse mortgages. abc learns has learned that there is a growing concern over these and federal government may be taking action. >> this is the agreement. >> the family home, dream and nest egg for jim and linda mcmahon until it had to be sold to pay a reverse mortgaged as soon as her husband died. >> i get a letter. sorry to hear about your husband passing away. >> it's an immediate cash payment in exchange for future equity. but only people 62 and older qualify. linda was too young to be on the mortgage. so when her older husband died she lost everything. it's only one danger inherent in the reverse mortgage. >> critics say the tv commercials prey to vulnerable senior seniors and they are warning it's not free money. >> they are not being told about the downside. >> right now in america, 57,000 seniors in reverse mortgages are in danger of losing their homes. nearly 10% forecast rate, four times higher than traditional mortgages. the department of housing and yo
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